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Despite strict federal and state laws designed to protect workers from
employment discrimination, the sad reality is that workplace discrimination
still occurs at varying positions in both small businesses and large corporations.
In 2013 alone, over 97,000 employee discrimination lawsuits were resolved
across the United States. If you believe that you have been a victim of
employment discrimination, it is important to know that you are not alone.
There are ways to fight this unfair and illegal treatment, and the law
is on your side.
Our Philadelphia attorneys have successfully represented individuals who
were the victims of employment discrimination based on race, gender, religion,
age, and disability. We understand that confronting workplace discrimination
can be intimidating. If you believe you were a victim of employment discrimination
we welcome you to
contact us at (215) 278-4449 for a confidential, no-cost consultation.
Types of Employment Discrimination
Examples of unlawful discrimination expressly prohibited by federal regulations
including the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and
the Equal Pay Act, as well as numerous state laws include:
- Race discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Sexual harassment
Likewise, employment discrimination based on religion, national origin
or ancestry, medical conditions and sexual orientation are also prohibited.
In general, it is illegal to discriminate in workplace matters including:
- Termination, including layoffs or forced retirement
- Promotion, demotion or transfer
- Compensation for substantially similar positions
- Employee assignment or classification
- Job recruiting and advertisements
- Use of company facilities
- Benefits such as retirement plans and health coverage
- Disability leave
Protecting You Against Retaliation
In addition to laws intended to protect employees from workplace discrimination,
there are also regulations meant to safeguard workers from retaliation.
In Philadelphia and across the United States, it is illegal for an employer
to retaliate against an employee for reporting harassment or discrimination
or participating in an ongoing workplace investigation.
Yet this doesn’t prevent employers from doing just that. Employers
often retaliate against employees who they believe are causing trouble
or bringing unwanted negative attention to the company. This retaliation
can come in many forms, including
- Refusal to hire
- Denial of promotion
- Hostile work environment
- Unjustified negative evaluations
- Increased surveillance
- Further harassment
- Negative references
- And more
How an Employment Discrimination Attorney Can Help You
When your workplace rights have been violated, you need a law firm on your
side that understands the complexities surrounding claims of employee
discrimination. Employers are not always cooperative with investigations
and may even use threats or other tactics to intimidate you into being
silent. This is unconscionable and illegal, and it must be stopped.
If you are the victim of employment discrimination, the best way to protect
your rights is to contact our experienced workplace discrimination attorneys
as soon as possible. We can assess your individual circumstances and recommend
a course of action. Having an experienced employment discrimination attorney
on your side can provide you with peace of mind and ensure that potential
discrimination is thoroughly investigated and properly documented.
At Golomb & Honik, P.C., we can help you fight for justice and hold
your employer responsible for his or her actions. Discrimination is not
acceptable and fighting it is often the only way to end the cycle of discrimination
and harassment in the workplace.
We Serve Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and All of the U.S.
If you or a co-worker has suffered from discriminatory employment practices,
you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer. To learn more
about your legal options or to schedule a free consultation call Golomb
& Honik, P.C. at (215) 278-4449 or complete a
case evaluation form on our website.